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Louwrens van der Walt 0 Ratings 2 Discussions 0 Group posts

Posted by: Louwrens van der Walt // South African Architect

Is there a company that supplies detailed drawings / specifications for the various green construction methods such as straw bale walls, recycled bottle walls etc

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Allison Friedman Weston, MA, united-states 0 Ratings 284 Discussions 84 Group posts

Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Hi Louwrens - An architect shared one possible resource with me, a "natural building awareness" organization in India called Thannal. They can be found online here: http://thannal.com/. They consult only for those who have attended their workshops, but it does seem that they are about to publish a book on related topics. Also, if you write to them they may well be able to point you to additional resources?

Allison Friedman Weston, MA, united-states 0 Ratings 284 Discussions 84 Group posts

Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Ooh, I found a resource that looks promising: http://builderswithoutborders.org/aboutus.htm

"Builders Without Borders is an international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of natural, local, and affordable materials in construction. We believe the solution to inadequate shelter is not merely better buildings, but people who know how to build for themselves. To this end, BWB creates educational materials and opportunities to empower communities, organizations and owner-builders.

Since its founding in December of 1999, Builders Without Borders (BWB) has formed a network of ecological builders and other volunteers dedicated to natural building. Our focus is educational and organizational. We connect a network of professionals and volunteers with those in need. We support those working in the field, through providing books, videos, and DVDs, advice, connections with experts, and hands-on training. BWB promotes straw, earth, and other natural building materials, and facilitation techniques that are culturally-sensitive, fun and effective."

Allison Friedman Weston, MA, united-states 0 Ratings 284 Discussions 84 Group posts

Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Here are also a couple of videos on bottle walls:

Chile:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Hz5Yafh48

Earthship:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HOF4DgBBCc

Cincinnatti, US
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHIgQQ5GSsk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3_0T4rGSM8

 
bottle wall

Jack_Stephens 0 Ratings 1 Discussions 0 Group posts

Jack_Stephens // Former Natural Building Colloquium Organizer, Permaculture Designer, Applied Ecologist, Spiritual Life Coach

I recommend:

The Last Straw Journal: https://thelaststraw.org

Natural Homes: http://naturalhomes.org

The US code appendix on straw bale construction: https://www.strawbale.com/irc-code-2013/

My personal list of book recommendations: https://www.rifflebooks.com/list/62145

Additionally, you may want to reach out to the members of 2 US straw bale organizations (California & Colorado) through their online directories: https://www.strawbuilding.org, https://coloradostrawbale.org

Feel free to contact me privately if you'd like more direct support.

Allison Friedman Weston, MA, united-states 0 Ratings 284 Discussions 84 Group posts

Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Here's a Straw Bale Resource: https://www.strawbale.com/

"If you are brand new to straw bale or are a straw bale construction specialist there's something for you at StrawBale.com." Information includes: a "photo gallery, step-by-step instructional videos, information about straw bale workshops around the world, free straw bale articles, consulting, and a full straw bale building blog."

A recent blog entry sounds pretty promising: "Everything You Need to Know About Straw Bale DESIGN:" https://www.strawbale.com/everything-need-know-straw-bale-design/

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